International Year of the Salmon event

24-08-19 00:00 - 00:00

2019 is International Year of the Salmon … and what great timing with salmon appearing in Sheffield again!


To celebrate we are holding a community event at Meadowhall, by the fish pass on the river Don (just outside of the Oasis dining quarter).


Join us for a guided tour of the river, and learn how salmon are making their way back to the river after 200 years, helped by fish passes. To book on a walk click here


Play your part in cleaning up the river with River Stewardship Company – all welcome. Sign up here


You can join in fun activities with the following organisations:

  • Don Catchment Rivers Trust – find out how the fish passes are helping salmon to return, and have a look at our river samples to see how healthy the river is
  • River Stewardship Company – find out about their work on the river and join in the volunteer clean-up
  • Blue Loop – find out about the Blue Loop and have a go on the coconut shy!
  • Salmon & Trout Conservation – have a go at fishing fly tying
  • Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
  • University of Sheffield – find out about the salmon DNA project and learn about the animals that live on the river 



Related upcoming events

  • 07-12-23 14:00 - 07-12-23 17:00
  • 09-12-23 11:00 - 09-12-23 15:00
  • 11-12-23 10:15 - 11-12-23 13:15

    Email [email protected] so that we know you plan to attend!

    Please be prepared for a long hike of 6 miles (2.5 hours estimate at a medium walking speed)
    There will be a break mid-way for festive snacks.
    The riverside walk includes unpaved footpaths that can be muddy and steps.
    We'll be looking out for wildlife and historical points of interest along the way.

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